Hackathon – Hack the DMC – March 2018

Hackathons (or Hack Days) are a great way to engage with technical people in your community (not to mention one or two business folks and entrepreneurs), they are also a huge amount of fun! Over the 9th and 10th of March I attended the 24 hour hackathon Hack the DMC at Barnsley Digital Media Centre, with an …

WordCamp Edinburgh July 2017

Over the weekend of July 21st/23rd the Makedoers traveled North to Edinburgh for a weekend of WordPress-based leaning, networking and some fun and games at the third WordCamp Edinburgh.

Contributing to WordPress Core for Absolute Beginners

This blog post details my first experience of contributing to WordPress Core, and hopefully it will provide a little help for any other budding contributors. Where to Start The WordPress.org website has a fantastic section for contributors, the section I was looking for in particular was the Make WordPress Core area of the website. It was here that …

Embracing and Growing a Digital Community

Featured photo by Shaun Bellis. Barnsley is where it all began for me, both literally and metaphorically speaking (I was born there, and my business is based there). So you could say that I have a bit of an attachment to that particular town, and that probably explains why I (along with a bunch of other …

A Hackathon in Barnsley

Featured photo by Shaun Bellis. On Saturday 6th July 2013 the company I founded Make Do, held their first ever hackathon at the Barnsley DMC to great acclaim, which incidentally was the first ever event of its kind to be hosted in Barnsley. The ‘Layershift‘ (our event sponsor) hack day brought to the borough a mixture of entrepreneurs, technology …